K-12 Teacher Education
- Inform visitors of the research activities of LUMCON scientists.
- Promote awareness of marine environments and their connection to land.
- Clarify the scientific process and how it is used to make environmental decisions.
At LUMCON, students become scientists. Through field and laboratory activities, they develop lasting impressions on how they can make a positive impact on their environment and communities. Overnight or day trips are designed to meet the needs of individual groups, including school classes, scouting organizations, and home schools. If you contact email@example.com with the GLE's you hope to complete, or another educational goal (for example a specific scout badge or patch), we can help you design a custom experience. Our activities work best with students in grade 3 and up.
K-12 classes, Scouting Groups, Youth Groups, and other Clubs for young people are welcome to request a reservation.
Marine educators have helped worked with student groups including 4-H, science clubs of various disciplines among others. For several years our educators assisted the Houma Thibodaux Diocese to implement a grant for environmental stewardship by learning about environmental justice as well as estuarine science, and conducting beach sweeps.
Scouting troops have worked with LUMCON educators to earn include the following badges and patches:
- Water Drop Patch
- Water Wonders Patch
- From Shore to Sea Patch
- Oceanography Badge
Individual students entering grades 9-12 in the coming fall are welcome to apply for LEAD Camp, and spend a week at LUMCON with a small group of students working with LUMCON scientists and educators to learn about Marine Science.